Dactylanthias is a Deepwater Anthias on Steroids!

Dactylanthias is a genus of large, very showy anthias that live in water so deep they are only rarely seen alive, usually through deep diving submersibles and ROVs. For the most part the majority of photos of Dactylanthias are of freshly reeled up…

10 Rare Hawaiian Aquarium Fish

Hawaii is well known as a hot spot of endemism both above and below the water and this is a fact which aquarium fish fanciers are very well acquainted with. Many common shallow water species that have been enjoyed by…

Pseudanthias timanoa – New Caledonia’s Sunrise Anthias gets Official Description

Pseudanthias timanoa is a new species of anthias just described from New Caledonia, but the aquarium hobby has known about this unique fairy basslet for some time now. Way back in 2013 when Pseudanthias privitera and P. aurulenteus were all…

Ventralis Anthias, Observations and Experiences on their Captive Care

I was always under the impression that ventralis anthias (Pseudanthias ventralis) were hard to keep, as they are often listed as “expert only”. I have always loved the looks of this fish and was a Holy Grail fish to me…

Marineland Antibes Successfully Rears Spotfin Anthias

The Antibes Marineland scored another captive breeding success, successfully raising the common and popular Pseudanthias squamipinnis, also known as the spotfin anthias. This achievement wasn’t the first time that the spotfin anthias was successfully raised, the Long Island Aquarium raised…

Luzonichthys kiomeamea, Rapa Nui Slitfin Anthias gets Officially Described

Luzonichthys kiomeamea is a brand new species of splitfin anthias that was just described. This novel schooling reef fish is part of a cohort of new species that were discovered by the California Academy of Sciences on an expedition to…

Tosanoides annepatrice Described from Pohnpei & Palau

Tosanoides annepatrice is the newest member of this colorful deepwater genus of anthias that come hardly a week on the heels of another new inductee, Tosanoides aphrodite. But where that species was a huge surprise due to being found in…

Sensational Tosanoides aphrodite Described from St. Paul’s Rock

Tosanoides aphrodite is a remarkable new species of anthias for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s the first member of its genus Tosanoides to be discovered outside the Pacific Ocean. Secondly this species was found at the fabled St. Paul’s…

Dr. Rocha is Treating us to some Delectable Anthias Photography

Anthias are the quintessential reef fish which can occur in huge schools on shallow sunlit reefs. But anthias are also quite common in deeper reefs as well, these being species we rarely get to see, unless deep diving collectors go…

Marcia’s Anthias Successfully Captive Bred in India

Anthias are some of the most visible small marine fish of tropical coral reef environments and many of them are also very popular in reef aquariums. The genus Pseudanthias particularly includes many of the smaller, aquarium-suitable species and aquaculture researchers recently…